EA’s Bob Summerwill criticizes the Wii U

Senior Engineer of Electronic Arts has a strong opinion regarding the Wii U

Posted By | On 18th, May. 2013 Under Article, News | Follow This Author @Rengarious


lectronic Art’s senior engineer Bob Summerwill has tweeted today his strong and honest opinions on the Wii U’s current struggle and the viability for third parties. EA recently said that they have no games in development for the Wii U. The tweets have been deleted, but IGN managed to grab screen caps of all of them for everyone’s viewing pleasure.

Here are the tweets from Bob Summerwill.

Tweet #1

“The WiiU is crap. Less powerful than an XBOX360. Poor online/store. Weird tablet. Nintendo are walking dead at this point.”

Tweet #2

“Nintendo are still operating like it’s 1990. They should have “done a Sega” and offered Mario/Zelda as PS4/Durango exclusives.”

Tweet #3

“Instead they make this awful console, and this…nintendo.com/wii/udownloads…. Just stop it! Just make great games!”

Tweet #4

“It is an utterly intentional decision to focus our resource on markets which actually matter… like mobile, and Gen4.”

Tweet #5

“One more : -). Nintendo platforms have always been very poor revenue-wise for third parties. Only Mario and Zelda make money.”

These statements were pretty harsh, and I am not surprised that these tweets have been taken down. It will be  interesting to see if Nintendo fires back with some sort of defensive statement. Let us know what you think of this whole situation in the comments below.

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  • GamerMan

    How about improving your own shitty company before criticizing others you drm loving asses.

  • Andrew Mitchell

    Bob Summerwill, you are a prick. Who do you think you are to bash a console by its hardware and be an asshole about it.
    If you’re reading this Bob, let me make something abundantly clear, gamers don’t care about what their console looks like, gamers don’t care about hardware. GAMERS want to have fun and not worry about what kind of limitation(s) a system may have. It’s all about the games not the fricken hardware. If their is anyone that needs to change their attitude and their views on gaming companies, it’s you and EA in general, not Nintendo. They are doing just fine. You and EA on the other hand aren’t.
    So go ahead and say what you want, but your immature statements will NOT make a difference nor will it ever make Nintendo or Sony for that matter, budge out of the gaming business! So why don’t you do everyone in the world a favor, for the love of humanity, start changing your attitude Bob, and EA, how about you quit being such a stubburn prick of a 3rd party developer and start treating not just gaming companies right, but also start treating your employees right too!!!


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